Is MailScanner affected by the Redhat bug
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Thu Sep 18 10:41:56 IST 2008
Alex Broens wrote:
> On 9/18/2008 10:25 AM, Jason Ede wrote:
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info [mailto:mailscanner-
>>> bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of ram
>>> Sent: 09 September 2008 15:00
>>> To: MailScanner discussion
>>> Subject: Re: Is MailScanner affected by the Redhat bug
>>> On Tue, 2008-09-09 at 13:01 +0100, Greg Matthews wrote:
>>>> ram wrote:
>>>>> I have all my servers running MailScanner on Centos. Is MailScanner
>>>>> greatly affected by the Bug ?
>>>>> Should I upgrade perl on my machines ?
>>>> I've ran tests last week on CentOS 4 and CentOS 5. CentOS 4.6 is
>>>> unaffected but CentOS 5.2 does contain the bug. However, it is not
>>>> that this performance issue unduly affects MailScanner as other
>>>> latencies are likely to dominate.
>>> I did some testing myself .. There is apparently absolutely no affect
>>> took ~1000 mails to a test machine , Centos 5 , 4GB Ram ,
>>> with the perlbug and run it under MailScanner ( MailScanner + SA +
>>> customscanner + f-prot6 + clamavmodule )
>>> It takes 18 minutes with the perl bug and it same time (infact took 15s
>>> more) after I upgraded perl with the patch on http://people.centos.org
>>> So That is not any major affect after all :-)
>> CentOS have released the patch for this. Installed this morning and
>> confirmed it fixes the bless issue.
> could become a dependency party...
> my Centos 5 testbox complained about version conflicts concerning
Delete these RPMs, upgrade Perl, then just re-run the MailScanner
installer and it will put back the bits it needs. This is pretty quick
Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
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